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Topics Covered

Be prepared to learn a lot as an MCH-PHLI Fellow. Here is a sample of topics covered during our residential retreat sessions. Teaching methods include simulations, didactic sessions, workshops, small group discussion, individualized coaching, and psychological instrument assessment feedback:

  • Leadership, Personal Systems, and Change
  • The Personality-Organizational Culture Link and creating Thought Diverse Organizations
  • Human Motivation and how to inspire your team
  • Planned Personal Development
  • The 5 Conflict Styles
  • How to manage difficult conversations
  • USA 2050: Snapshot of the Future and how it drives our policy decisions
  • Title V 'Future-ing' Session: Challenges of history-and of the future
  • The Four Political Values and What it Means for Effective Advocacy
  • Public Health Solutions through Changes in Policies, Systems, and the Built Environment
  • Cultural Competence
  • How to 'read the Human tea leaves': understanding what makes people tick and how they change
  • Systems Thinking: Applications to Organizations
  • Project Management 101: Fundamentals, Follies, and Formulas for Success!
  • Understanding Evidence and Using it to Lead Change
  • Data as a basis for communication and translating it into action
  • Peer Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Communication Skills: How to be an effective media communicator and a translator of scientific research when the stakes are high
  • Creating Innovation Friendly Organizations
  • How to Manage and Sell the Change Message
  • Getting things done: facing down power differentials, resource allocation issues
  • Critical Thinking: Evidence Based Practice Issues and Assessing Effectiveness
  • Program Planning and Evaluation: strategies for measuring (and bragging about) your impact in the community
  • Stewardship for Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Understanding team dynamics and applying it to the work place

It doesn't stop when you leave the UNC campus! You can learn more about our robust Continuous Learning System by clicking on the Distance Based Learning System link.